Climate – Ethiopia – Statement by Laurent Fabius
I welcome the publication by Ethiopia of its contribution to COP21, the third contribution from an African country and the first from a member of the group of least developed countries.
Subject to adequate funding, this contribution notably sets a target for limiting Ethiopia’s net greenhouse gas emissions to 145 million tons of CO2 equivalent or lower by 2030, a reduction of 64% compared to the expected trend with unchanged policies. This goal reflects Ethiopia’s determination to become a carbon-neutral economy over the long term.
I also welcome the fact that this contribution includes adaptation measures aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the Ethiopian people and economy to the impacts of climate disruption.